KPI Board member Christine Hong on the “Camellia has Fallen” exhibit and the history of Jeju Island

KPI Board member Christine Hong on the “Camellia has Fallen” exhibit and the history of Jeju Island

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KPI Board member Christine Hong spoke with Bruce Robinson of  KRCB Public Radio  & Television on February 6, 2014 about the new exhibit at the Sonoma County Museum.

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A series of events were held at the opening of the exhibit, “Camellia Has Fallen: Contemporary Korean Artists Reflect on the Jeju Uprising”  which contains artwork focused on the themes of memory, revelation, healing and tribute.  The exhibit examines the people’s uprising and resulting April 3, 1948 massacre in Jeju Island.  This tragedy, where Jeju islanders resisted the division of Korea and were then attacked by South Korean troops during the U.S. occupation of Korea,  left between 14,000 to 60,000 dead, and a legacy that resonates as the current South Korean government attempts to build a naval base on the island.

The University of San Francisco extension hosted a two-day symposium of related lectures, panel discussions and film screenings, and the exhibit, which includes media ranging from sculpture to video to paper, will be on view through May 4, 2014.

Sponsors for the exhibit include the Sonoma County Museum, the Seoul-based South Korean gallery Artspace C, the Arts Council of Korea, the Jeju 4.3 Peace Foundation, the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and Liz and Mario Uribe.

Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St. Price: $10.

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